Detection of Celiac Disease in Primary Care: A Multicenter Case-Finding Study in North America

  title={Detection of Celiac Disease in Primary Care: A Multicenter Case-Finding Study in North America},
  author={Carlo Catassi and Deborah Kryszak and Otto Louis-Jacques and Donald R. Duerksen and Ivor D. Hill and Sheila Eileen Crowe and Andrew R. Brown and Nicholas J. Procaccini and Brigid A Wonderly and M. D. Paul Hartley and James Moreci and Nathan L. Bennett and K{\'a}roly Horv{\'a}th and M. Burk and Alessio Fasano},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
BACKGROUND:Celiac disease (CD) is one of the most common lifelong disorders in western countries. However, most cases remain currently undiagnosed in North America, mostly due to poor awareness of CD by primary care physicians.OBJECTIVES:The aims of this study were (a) to determine whether an active case-finding strategy in primary care could increase the frequency of CD diagnosis and (b) to determine the most common clinical presentations of the condition.METHODS:This was a multicenter… 

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